Interhouse Quiz

Yesterday we had the 2017 Interhouse Quiz. There were some tricky questions and lots of great team work. Thanks Miss Simpson for a great afternoon.

How to be a Halcombe Hero!

How to be a Halcombe Hero!

How to be a Halcombe Hero!

How to be a Halcombe Hero!

How to be a Halcombe Hero!

How to be a Halcombe Hero!

How to be a Halcombe Hero!


We have had our last session of gym. We have had such a good time learning to become more confident on different apparatus. Thanks to all of our parent helpers who showed up each week to support us!

Wheels Day

Well we finally got some fine weather for wheels day at Halcombe School. Not too many injuries but some amazing tricks shared! Well done whanau!

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori

We have been learning about what different classroom objects are in Te Reo. Here are some of our Pic Collages we have created to share our learning.


Wheels and Burgers - Wednesday 20th September

Heroes in our lives!

We have been looking at the different people that inspire us. We have done a little research project about them and how they fit into our Halcombe School AAA Values. Today, we shared our learning with our buddy class.

Next week, we will be creating mini documentaries about how we can be a Halcombe Hero! Watch this space!

Assembly Week 6

What an assembly we had last week! So many of our Room 4 heroes were showing their skills off to the community!

Check Abbie, Ruby and George in the gym display:

PJ and Hot Chocolate!

It my have been PJ day at Halcombe School yesterday but there was no slacking off in Room 4. We worked hard all day and definitely deserved our hot chocolate and marshmallows at lunch time! Thanks student council.

PJ and Hot Chocolate Day

South Mak Sport Exchange

What a day! It was cold and wet - perfect for winter sport! What a day for tries and tackles! Even though it was miserable we all had fun! Great teamwork and sportsmanship by both sides!

I wonder...

We have been learning about what makes a hero. We have recorded our wonderings about heroes. This will lead to our individual projects later in the term!

Maths Week!

As part of maths week, we held a mini Mathex competition. Thanks to our 'experts' for running this great event! Well done to Ruby's team which came 3rd, Mikayla's team which came 2nd and Jock's team which came 1st! What a great way to put our mathematician skills to the test!


Well done to Room 4's mathematicians. These 4 made up the year 5 Mathex team which came third equal! Well done guys! We are very proud!

Buddy Time

Today we met up with Room 7 for Buddy Time. Miss Main and Mrs Turner set us a challenge of creating a 'flying object' using only the materials that they provided. We worked hard on our creations, even if one or two ended up on the roof during our test flights. We showed lots of perseverance, patience and cooperation. We all created awesome 'planes' with our group. Mahi pai everyone!


Today we weren't able to cross group for maths so Miss Main set us up to do some computer coding. Working on using Blockly will help us with our problem solving. We learned how to get a computer program to do what we have taught us. We needed to show perseverance and determination. Some of us even needed to work on our patience. Now we have completed our Hour of Code!

Check out what George created here!

Inquiry Survey

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Tough Kids

Our room 4 tough kids did a top job today! Well done guys! 

New Zealand Playhouse

Puss n Boots Gets the Crowd Laughing!

This morning we had some special guests from NZ PlayHouse come and perform and excellent play called “Puss ‘n’ Boots, Pet Detective”. It was a great play, and it had a moral: Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. The play was about Puss ‘n’ Boots trying to solve the case of Bear Today Gone Tomorrow or the kidnapping of Justin Baby Bearber. The result of the show was excellent. We would give the show 4 out of 5 stars.

Turbo Time

Earthquake Workshops

We have been learning about earthquakes for the past 5 weeks. We have taken all of our learning and created workshops that we presented to the junior school today. They asked some curly questions that really got us thinking. We are the earthquake experts at Halcombe School!

Disco Madness

Thanks to the Student Council for putting on another fantastic event!

Number Bonds

Number Bonds

Buddy Class Big Balls